Where Is Wood Sourced for Mass Timber Projects?

by Aug 31, 2020Mass Timber0 comments

Forests offer a wide range of social and economic benefits to humankind. Economic benefits are measured in fiscal terms and may include the profitability of forest enterprises.

Wood for mass timber projects comes from forests that are designed and grown specifically for this application. This timber is grown in a renewable fashion where it is grown and harvested at regular intervals. British Columbia is especially suited for the growth and harvest of wood because of climate, geography, and other socio-economic characteristics.

Timber for building structures is one of the many forests products available for use. Mass timber is used in building both small and large residential or commercial buildings. Trees are useful because they provide useful commodities like wood, fruit, and paper.

Forests are not distributed equally around the earth; there are social and economic implications of some nations having more timber than others.

Mass timber construction uses big prefabricated wood members for the roof, wall, and floor construction. Some of the products include nail-laminated lumber, cross-laminated timber, and glue-laminated timber.

Why is mass timber best for your needs? Mass timber provides a low-carbon alternative to masonry, concrete, and steel. Mass timber offers many aesthetic possibilities for many building designers.

Benefits of Mass Timber for your Construction Needs

1. A natural commodity:

Timber has been discovered to be non-toxic, and it’s safe to handle and touch. Mass timber ages naturally, which enables it to maintain its quality for many years.

2. Sustainable:

The materials used by a construction company can grow quickly and most timber supply nations have committed themselves to plant more trees.

3. Less energy used:

Timber needs only a small amount of energy to be converted for construction needs.

Seagate Mass Timber is leading the revolution in “Big Wood” being used in all areas of construction. Seagate has offices in British Columbia, Canada and the US in Washington state.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your construction project, please call us at (604) 529-7685.


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